Chairperson, Barbara Hunt, gave a warm welcome to everyone who attended the AGM and Social morning at the George Street Centre on 12th October, and she thanked so many for coming to support the group.
In August, our busy research team added 30 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Vice-Admiral Sir William Augustus Montagu, who had an impressive naval career.
We were blessed with fine dry weather for the insect walk, led by Richard Smout. around 18 people took part. Richard explained that ‘insects’ was a vast topic and that within the various species could be hundreds of sub species.
There was a very good attendance at the July Quarterly Meeting held at the George Street Centre on 13th July 2019. There were 31 members and nine visitors, making a total of 40 persons present.
Ryde Social Heritage Group held their annual Summer Open Days at Ryde Cemetery Heritage and Learning Centre during the weekend of 8-9 June, which proved to be a great success.
In April, our busy research team added 32 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Lieutenant Commander Alfred Henry Hollis, who towards the close of his naval career commanded H.M.S. Victory then at anchor in Portsmouth Harbour.
At the recent IOWFHS Annual General Meeting and One Day Conference, held at The Newport Methodist Church on 4th May, 10am till 5pm, we, the Ryde Social Heritage Group had a fascinating time as we displayed our work and research.
There was a very good attendance at the April Quarterly Meeting held at the George Street Centre on Saturday 13th April 2019, when we had 37 members and 6 visitors, a total of 43, plus speaker, present.